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HEFCE changes announcement

Dear Publishers,

Please note that the HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) have updated their site and as such, links to their site from University of Kent webpages may no longer work.

Please take some time to review any links you may have to the HEFCE websites, to ensure they still work.

The main differences from the old site are:

* the design is new
* the main sections now reflect HEFCE’s new business plan
* the layout and structure of pages has changed
* the site works better across different mobile devices.

The extranet is unaffected by these changes.
If your institution’s website links to HEFCE’s site there may be a need to update your site’s pages. See below for a breakdown of the new locations and contact us at if you have any questions or feedback.

Content previously published under ‘Regulation’ is now published under ‘Regulation and assurance’.

‘Funding and investment’

Content previously published under ‘Funding and investment’ is now published under ‘Funding and finance’.

The following pages are now listed under ‘Working with HE providers’:

* Lists of funded universities and colleges

‘Learning and teaching’

Information on the provision of information and funding for learning and teaching continues to be published in the ‘Learning and teaching’ pages.

The following pages are now listed under ‘Working with HE providers’:

* Information for further education colleges

The following pages are now listed under ‘Regulation and assurance’:

* Assessing and assuring quality
* Review of quality assessment
* Student numbers and high grades

‘Widening participation’

Content previously published under ‘Widening participation’ is now published under ‘Student access and success’.

The following pages are now listed under ‘Analysis and insight’:

* POLAR – Participation of Local Areas
* Trends in young participation
* Gaps in young participation in higher education
* Young participation from A-level and similar
* Differences in degree outcomes
* Non-continuation rates: Trends and profiles


Content published under ‘Research’ continues to be published in the updated ‘Research’ pages.

‘Knowledge exchange and skills’

Content published under ‘Knowledge exchange and skills’ continues to be published under the updated ‘Knowledge exchange, subjects and skills’ pages.

‘Leadership, governance and management’

Most of the content previously published under ‘Leadership, governance and management’ is now published under ‘Working with HE providers’ with two exceptions.

The following pages are now listed under ‘Funding and finance’:

* Efficiency in higher education

* Financial Sustainability and TRAC

‘Cross-cutting work’

This section no longer exists. Links to the location of its content are listed below:

* Strategically important subjects
* Postgraduates: policy and funding
* Postgraduate Support Scheme
* Data maps of higher education provision
* Data about demand and supply in higher education subjects
* Healthcare

To read the full news story visit,102221,en.html

Kind regards,
Web Support

Launch of the new Philanthropy website

Dear Web Publishers,

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Centre for Philanthropy website. It offers an improved site navigation, banner image, and webpage designs making use of the snippet pack in the sites new colours.

Testimonial from the client:

“I had reached a point with my edits of the Centre for Philanthropy website where what needed to be done was beyond my technical capabilities.  I knew what I wanted it to look like, but wasn’t able to craft it myself.  The Web Solutions Team have been great in making mine and my colleagues’ vision for the website become reality.  Whenever a small detail wasn’t quite as we wanted it they were able to provide options for other ways of doing it and the end project is perfect for our needs.  We now have a website which looks smart, professional and is easy to navigate. Thanks!”

Please visit the site at to see the finished product.

Please do not forget to update your links in printed media and on your websites.

Launch of the new University of Kent, Paris website

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Paris website which was developed specifically for the University of Kent, Paris campus to promote the range of modules they have available for students and provide any information a student could need to know about living in Paris for the duration of the modules.

The new Paris website took inspiration from the current Brussels website, but added its own twist, taking full advantage of the wide variety of snippets that are available at publishers disposal to lay out the information in a clear and organised manner, also aided with vast amount of beautiful imagery.

Please visit the site at to see the finished product and the range of services the Paris campus has to offer.

Student email – upgraded from Live@edu to Office 365

The student and kentforlife email service, Live@edu, has been upgraded to Office 365, and as such we have changed how we refer to the service on our websites.

Please change any links to email

  • for current students (undergrad and taught postgrad) email should say ‘Student email’ instead of Live@edu
  • if linking to the alumni/ex-staff service, please refer to it as Kentforlife.

Details are online at (this web address replaces – re-redirects from /live/ are in place, but please also change any direct links if you have any on your pages).

The actual email login page for the service has not changed and continues to be However, if you have bookmarked the current Microsoft re-direct to you may need to update this to reflect the new URLs.